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Jordan Hill Case: Former Arizona Wildcats Star And Current Los Angeles Lakers Forward Charged With Assaulting A Family Member In Houston

Hill could face a possible two to 10 year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine.

Apr 11, 2012; San Antonio, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Jordan Hill (27) warms up before the game against the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-US PRESSWIRE
Apr 11, 2012; San Antonio, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers center Jordan Hill (27) warms up before the game against the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-US PRESSWIRE

Former Arizona Wildcats star and current Los Angeles Lakers forward Jordan Hill is finally enjoying consistent playing time and has carved out a role on one of the favorites to make the NBA Finals. So this news couldn't come at a worse possible time.

Hill has been charged with third-degree felony assault for the choking of a family member while he was still a member of the Houston Rockets, according to various sources. TMZ was the first source to break the story.

The incident took place on February 29 and Hill will have to make an appearance in Houston to face a possible prison sentence of two to 10 years and a $10,000 fine. Once the paperwork is filed, a warrant for Hill's arrest will be issued.

If Hill is forced to miss any games to deal with this situation, he joins suspended forward Metta World Peace as two rotation players the Lakers will miss during the playoffs. World Peace was suspended seven games for elbowing Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Harden in the head.

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